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Netherlands Takes Big Step Toward Tackling Child Labor

Expand "Peter," 15, working alongside a teenage girl at an artisanal and small-scale mine in Odahu, Amansie West district, Ghana.  © 2016 Juliane Kippenberg for Human Rights Watch People are becoming more and more aware that the things they buy – like clothes, mobile phones, or even vegetables – could be the product of child labor. Consumers in the Netherlands may soon be able to buy goods with new-found confidence, thanks to a law that tackles child labor in companies’ supply chains. On May 14, the Dutch Senate adopted the “Child Labor Due Diligence” law that obliges companies to find out…

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